If you are wondering how much money you need to sponsor your family in the USA this post will tell you everything you need to know, including any extras you may need to know about when planning on moving to the USA. 

Bullet Points:

  • It takes a sponsor’s dedication and financial support to sponsor family members to immigrate to the United States.
  • To make sure that their family members won’t become a burden on the nation’s public resources, the sponsor must meet the income requirements established by the US government.
  • The income needs may change depending on the sponsor’s household size, the number of sponsored family members, and the sponsor’s location in the United States.

Who Can Sponsor Family To The USA?

According to US immigration laws, some family members may be sponsored by a US citizen or a lawful permanent resident to move to and reside in the USA. Included in this are partners, kids, parents, and siblings. However, the sponsor must show that they have enough income to sustain their family members to prevent these people from financially burdening the US government.

The US government’s Federal Poverty Guidelines define the required income for sponsorship. These regulations take into account the size of the sponsor’s household and the number of sponsored families. The sponsor’s household size consists of the sponsor, their dependents, and anyone else they have previously sponsored.

How Much Income Do They Need?

A family member must make at least 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for their home size to be sponsored. Nevertheless, this sum could be more depending on where the sponsor is located in the USA. For instance, due to the greater cost of living, the income criteria may be higher if the sponsor resides in Alaska or Hawaii than in other states. Here are some more considerations to bear in mind:

  • The sponsor must present their tax returns and other financial records as proof of their income.
  • If the sponsor’s income is below the minimum threshold, they can still sponsor their family members if they can find a partner sponsor who does.
  • An affidavit of support, a legal document that guarantees the sponsor will financially provide for their family members until they become US citizens or work for ten years, is also required.

To summarize, the cost of sponsoring family members to immigrate to the United States is substantial. The required income varies according to the sponsor’s household size, location, and the number of sponsored families. You must present proof of your income and put your signature on an affidavit of support to confirm that you satisfy the income requirements. 


Can I sponsor a member of my family to immigrate to the US?

No, only specific family members, such as spouses, kids, parents, and siblings, are eligible to be sponsored.

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